Hewlett Packard has launched two new Android tablets… in France. I suspect it won’t be long before we see the new HP 8 G2 and HP Tablet 7 G2 in other countries, although the names might differ from region to region.
Update: The HP 8 G2 is now available in the US for $150.
A tablet called the HP 7 Plus G2 also passed through the FCC recently. While that could be a premium version of the new HP Tablet 7, it could also just be the US name of the tablet.
These are all budget devices. They sell for around € 112 to € 180 (including VAT) in France, and the original HP 7 Plus is still available in the US for just $100.
HP Tablet 7 G2
This tablet features a 7 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel IPS display, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.
It has a 1.33 GHz Allwinner A33 quad-core processor, a microSD card reader, 2MP rear camera, and 0.3MP front-facing camera. The tablet has a mono speaker and 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.
The HP Tablet 7 G2 measures 7.4″ x 4″ x 0.34″ and weighs 9 ounces. It ships with Android 4.4 KitKat software.
HP 8 G2
This model has a slightly larger display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and more storage, but it’s still a budget tablet.
The HP 8 G2 features a 7.85 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel IPS display, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
HP’s new 8 inch tablet has stereo speakers, measures 8″ x 5.4″ x 0.32″ and weighs 13.1 ounces, but the rest of the specs are the same as those for the smaller tablet including the processor, cameras, and wireless features.